Website used by El Paso mass shooter to publish his manifesto taken down by internet host.

By |2019-08-05T11:05:27-08:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |20 Comments

Should have been done long ago.

Courtesy of TPM:

The controversial website 8chan, allegedly used by the El Paso shooter to post a hate-filled screed before killing 20 people at a Walmart over the weekend, was taken offline Monday.

The internet infrastructure company Cloudfare that hosted 8chan announced in a statement that it would terminate its relationship with the website for failing to “moderate their hate-filled community.”

“We just sent notice that we are terminating 8chan as a customer effective at midnight tonight Pacific Time. The rationale is simple: they have proven themselves to be lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths. Even if 8chan may not have violated the letter of the law in refusing to moderate their hate-filled community, they have created an environment that revels in violating its spirit,” Matthew Prince, Cloudflare CEO wrote in a blog post on Sunday.

Prince called the weekend massacres “horrific tragedies.” He said he felt “uncomfortable” serving as the role of a “content arbiter,” but said there was enough evidence to make an exception in this case.

The 8chan website was also where the New Zealand mosque and San Diego synagogue shooters posted about their intentions ahead of their attacks.

8chan was developed after 4chan started blocking users who made online threats and talked about killing others. 

While I think it is a good idea for 8chan to be taken down, it will not stop lunatics from finding an online forum in which they can share their deadly fantasies or even start planning to make those fantasies a reality. 

This changes nothing.

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20 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 5, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    They have a NEW host that will not take them down.

    Their new domain host is Epik. Com in Sammish Washington. They also provide support for another white supremacist hate site, gab.com. Daily Stormer is there too.

    Epick calls itself the “Siss bank of domains “ so I doubt they’ll take down any of these sites without legal pressure at the Federal level.

    Without Cloudflare and BitMitigate it will be interesting to see if 8chan can keep itself online from hack attacks.

    Where is Anonymous when you need them?

    CEO of Epik is Robert Monster of Belleview, Washington. It would take a monster to defend these monsters. I guess they found one.

  2. Anonymously August 5, 2019 at 1:06 pm
  3. Anonymously August 5, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Fueling attacks

    It’s the meme behind the massacres.

    In El Paso this weekend and across the globe this year, white supremacists have left manifestos referencing a racist conspiracy theory to justify slaughtering religious and ethnic minorities.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/el-paso-shooting-racist-lie-great-replacement-fuels-terrorist-attacks

  4. Anonymously August 5, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Trump is blatantly and pathetically trying to shift blame for the “anger and rage” that he himself incites. He’s essentially threatening the press to **be more flattering toward him or more innocent people will die**. It’s a play aimed at gaining authoritarian control of the media so that he can use it to exalt himself. You know, like Fox News.

    But let’s be clear: What Trump is really whining about is that the media reports what he actually says and does. To the extent that their reporting results in anger and rage, it’s because Trump’s incompetence, hostility, and criminality, are impossible to react to in any other way. Unless, that is, one is blinded by cult worship and infected with Trumpism.

    https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1876938

    • Anonymous August 5, 2019 at 8:52 pm

      And Massacre Mitch’s supporters are posting photos of them choking a cardboard cutout of AOC and Merrick Garland’s and other names of McConnell’s opponents on gravestones.

      His campaign retweeted the photo!

      Won’t some Democrat step up and use this against McConnell in the campaign? Just hammer them all for their hate and the violence it incites.

      I’m so glad that someone is finally labeling these bastards.

  5. Anonymously August 5, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    #WhiteSupremacistinChief is trending Number One on Twitter

    https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1876910

    Why are you shocked? This has been coming. And it’s far from over.

    …Seeds grow when watered.

    Our present resident is sowing seeds of hate and violence.

    Everyone will pay in blood. All of us. Again and again.

    Get used to it.

    https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1876907

  6. Anonymously August 5, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Trump smirked and joked at rally three months ago after supporter suggested shooting immigrants

    https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1876908

  7. Anonymously August 5, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    ‘American conservatism has a violence problem’: WaPo columnist blasts ‘pattern’ of mass shootings

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/american-conservatism-has-a-violence-problem-wapo-columnist-blasts-pattern-of-mass-shootings/

  8. Anonymously August 5, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Some facts

    Why video games aren’t causing America’s gun problem, in one chart

    When we look at the top video game–consuming countries, there’s one clear outlier.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/8/5/20755092/gun-shooting-video-game-chart

  9. Anonymously August 5, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    “I’m outraged and you should be too”: El Paso condemns racism and bigotry in wake of shooting

    Days after the shooting, residents and officials are condemning racism — including that of Trump.

    …For El Paso, the city has said that it will respond to the recent shooting by taking a stand not only against gun violence but against the ways that this violence often intersects with racism, bigotry, and white supremacist ideology. “This Anglo man came here to kill Hispanics,” El Paso Sheriff Richard Wiles wrote in a Sunday Facebook post. “I’m outraged and you should be too.”

    “Somebody came from out of town just to do this to us”

    https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/8/5/20754860/el-paso-shooting-racism-white-supremacy-guns-trump

    • Anonymous August 5, 2019 at 8:55 pm

      Trump is going to El Paso. Give him the welcome he deserves.

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